WTAJ-TV

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WTAJ-TV
WTAJ10.png
Altoona - Johnstown -
State College - Dubois, Pennsylvania
United States
City of license Altoona, Pennsylvania
Branding WTAJ (general)
WTAJ News (newscasts)
Slogan Your News Leader
Channels Digital: 32 (UHF)
Virtual: 10 (PSIP)
Subchannels 10.1 CBS
Affiliations CBS
Owner Nexstar Broadcasting Group
(Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air date March 1, 1953 (1953-03-01)
Call letters' meaning W
Television for
Altoona and
Johnstown
Former callsigns WFBG-TV (1953–1972)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
10 (VHF, 1953–2009)
Former affiliations Both secondary:
ABC, DuMont
Transmitter power 883 kW
Height 305.2 m
Facility ID 23341
Transmitter coordinates 40°34′1.1″N 78°26′28.1″W / 40.566972°N 78.441139°W / 40.566972; -78.441139
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website [4]

WTAJ-TV, channel 10, is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA. WTAJ-TV is owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group, and has studios located in downtown Altoona and transmitter based in neighboring Logan Township.

History[edit]

The station signed on March 1, 1953 as WFBG-TV. The call letters came from the initials of the station's founder, William F. B. Gable, owner of Gable's Department Store in Altoona. Gable also owned WFBG radio (1290 AM and 98.1 FM, now WFGY). In the station's early days, all programs were produced and transmitted live from the studios on Wopsononock Mountain in Altoona; the WFBG stations moved in 1959 to a new studio facility in downtown Altoona, where channel 10 continues to operate from today. Channel 10 was one of the strongest stations in the entire country, utilizing over 300,000 watts to serve its coverage area (most of which is a very rugged dissected plateau). The station could be seen as far west as Pittsburgh and as far east as State College.

At its sign-on, WFBG-TV aired selected programming from all four television networks of the time: ABC, CBS, NBC and the long-defunct DuMont Television Network.[1] In 1955, when DuMont ceased most network operations, WFBG became a primary CBS affiliate although it continued to carry a secondary affiliation with ABC until the early 1970s, usually carrying some of ABC's higher-rated shows. In 1956, WFBG-AM-FM-TV was sold to the Annenberg family's Triangle Publications.

WTAJ-TV's logo, used from 1972 until 1995. Other stations owned by Gateway Communications also employed a similarly-styled logo.

In 1969, then-Governor of Pennsylvania Milton J. Shapp accused Triangle of using its three Pennsylvania television stations—WFBG-TV, WFIL-TV (now WPVI-TV) in Philadelphia and WLYH-TV in Lebanon—to conduct a smear campaign against him. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) found that the charges were true, and forced Triangle to unload all of its broadcasting properties. Following a large divestiture of stations to Capital Cities Communications in early 1971,[2] Triangle sold its remaining outlets, including the WFBG stations, to Gateway Communications in December 1971.[3] The sale was finalized in September 1972,[4][5] with the radio stations spun-off to its general manager in accordance with FCC's cross-ownership policy, and channel 10 being renamed as WTAJ-TV; the new call letters were chosen to acknowledge the station's large viewership in Johnstown. Until 1982, Johnstown and Altoona-State College were separate markets. Although Johnstown had a CBS affiliate of its own, WJNL-TV (channel 19), channel 10 had long claimed Johnstown as part of its primary coverage area; it provided a strong city-grade signal to almost the entire Johnstown market. Until the mid-1980s, it was also available on many cable systems in the Pittsburgh area because Pittsburgh's CBS affiliate, KDKA-TV, preempted a decent amount of CBS shows and most of the preempted shows aired on WTAJ.

When Altoona-State College and Johnstown were collapsed into a single market in 1982, WTAJ became the exclusive CBS affiliate for the newly enlarged market. The "battle" between channels 10 and 19 was not even close, as WJNL's signal had always been marginal at best even in Johnstown and could not be seen at all in most of the eastern portion of the market. Its over-the-air signal barely reached Altoona and just missed State College. WJNL changed its calls to WFAT, and struggled as a low-rated independent station for a decade before going dark in 1991; the frequency was eventually reallocated to the Pittsburgh area, and is now home to that market's CW outlet, WPCW.

Former "Channel 10" logo used from 1995 until 2008

Gateway Communications merged with SJL Broadcasting in December 2000. SJL changed its name to Montecito Broadcast Group in 2005. Montecito put WTAJ and two of its other stations in the Northeast—WLYH and Binghamton, New York's WBNG-TV—up for sale shortly after it purchased four television stations (KHON-TV in Honolulu, Hawaii; KOIN in Portland, Oregon; KSNT in Topeka, Kansas and KSNW in Wichita, Kansas) from Emmis Communications. Granite Broadcasting has since purchased WBNG, and on July 26, 2006, Nexstar Broadcasting Group purchased WTAJ and WLYH for $56 million. Nexstar's acquisition was completed on December 29, 2006.

Out-of-market coverage[edit]

WTAJ-TV is carried on various cable systems in several counties that are located outside of the Johnstown-Altoona market. These counties include Armstrong, Clarion and Indiana, all part of the Pittsburgh DMA.[6][7] WTAJ is also carried in Mifflin (part of the Harrisburg DMA), Clinton (part of the Scranton-Wilkes Barre DMA), and in portions of McKean (Part of the Buffalo DMA). In Maryland, WTAJ-TV is carried in Cumberland and Hancock, which are both part of the Washington, DC market.

60th anniversary[edit]

On March 1, 2013 WTAJ kicked off its 60th anniversary with a celebration from the Altoona location of Wolf Furniture.[8] The special included archival clips from WFBG/WTAJ and a look back at their first 60 years. Special segments will continue throughout the year.[9]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[10]
10.1 1080i 16:9 WTAJ-HD Main WTAJ-TV programming / CBS

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WTAJ-TV shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 10, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 32.[11] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 10.

News operation[edit]

WTAJ's news operation has seen many changes through its more than five and a half decades, both in personnel and technology. Early personalities anchoring news, sports and weather in the 1950s and 1960s included Ted Reinhart, Charlie Ritchey, Big John Riley, Ted Johnson, Charlie Flynn, Bob James, Dick Richards, Jon Schwartz, and Wes Maley. In September 1972 just shortly before the station was sold to Gateway Communications, Vice President and General Manager John Stilli stepped down and was succeeded by Ian K. Harrower, who would lead the station into its transition from WFBG to WTAJ. A news director and anchorman named Bob Moore moved to Altoona from Washington, D.C., as did Pam Jenkins, the first female news correspondent from Penn State University. John Riley, Wes Maley, and Ted Johnson stayed on board after the change, but eventually John Riley would be the lone survivor of the on-the-air personalities.

In December 1973, Pam Jenkins left to get married and relocate and in January 1974, Bob Moore left to return to Washington, D.C. as a journalist. This began a new area of "Action News" when the station over the next few months hired five new young people: anchorman Tim Fritz, reporters and weekend anchors Eric Rabe and Karen Nash, Sports Director George McKenzie and reporter Jon McClintock. Out of these five, Rabe and McClintock became the veterans. They both stayed until October 1979 when Rabe (who succeeded Tim Fritz as news director/anchorman in January 1976) moved on to field reporting in Philadelphia and Jon McClintock simultaneously left to create and head up the Blair County Bureau at WJAC-TV (channel 6) in Johnstown.

Vice President and General Manager Ian K. Harrower said he would hire a news director and an anchorman rather than give both jobs to one man. He hired news director Jim Thompson and anchorman Patrick Van Horn; both subsequently moved on and were succeeded by a number of different people over the next three decades. General Manager Ian Harrower left in February 1980 and was succeeded by J. Thomas Conners. That position has had several men come and go over the past three decades, also. The station suffered a devastating loss in early December 1982 when veteran weatherman John Riley suffered a brain aneurism from which he never recovered; he remained in a coma for over three years and eventually died in April 1986. The station has had many anchors and reporters come and go, some of whom are listed below on this page.

WTAJ's logo from January 28, 2008 through January 31, 2013

In late May 2007, WTAJ launched a redesigned website. On January 28, 2008, the station unveiled a new logo, slogan, and a re-designed set to replace the old set that had been used since 1995. The station also announced plans to enlarge its coverage in Johnstown since WWCP-TV and WATM have shut down their news department. Plans include a new Cambria County newsroom.

On September 12, 2011, WTAJ debuted an hour-long 4 p.m. newscast called Central PA Live. The program is the Johnstown-Altoona-State College market’s first 4 p.m. newscast. The program features topics pertaining to various news stories, along with lifestyle content; it utilizes social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to allow viewer discussions.[12]

On November 9, 2011, WTAJ was in the national spotlight when one of its news trucks was flipped over by Penn State University students (along with its windshield getting smashed), as it was covering the riots on the PSU campus following the firing of head football coach Joe Paterno due to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.[13]

WTAJ-TV began broadcasting its newscasts in high definition on January 31, 2013. As part of the conversion, the station built a new set and introduced a new logo.[14][15]

News/station presentation[edit]

TV-10 Action News Night Beat opening from 1986

Newscast titles[edit]

  • Tele-Mirror (March 1953-?)[16]
  • City Desk/Civic Calendar (1953)[17]
  • News Roundup (1953–1960s)
  • Night Beat (1960s–1974 & 1980s-1995 as 11pm newscast name)
  • Action News (1974–1995)[18]
  • 10 News (1995–2007)
  • WTAJ 10 News (2007-2008)
  • WTAJ News (2008–present)

Station slogans[edit]

  • TV-10 (late 1970s-early 1990s)
  • On the Move (mid-1990s)
  • Live. Local. Latebreaking. (late 1990s–2008)
  • Your News Leader (2008–present)
  • Your Weather Authority (weather slogan; 2008–present)
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News team[19][edit]

Anchors

  • John Clay - managing editor; weeknights at 5, 5:30, 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Carolyn Donaldson - weeknights at 5, 5:30, 6 and 11 p.m.
  • K.C. Kantz - weekday mornings and weekday evening sports anchor; sports director
  • Angie Koehle - weekday mornings and noon
  • Jim Madalinsky - weekend evenings; also weekday reporter
  • Dawn Pellas - weekdays at 4 p.m. on Central PA Live

Your Weather Authority

  • Joe Murgo (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and NWA Seal of Approval) - chief meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 5:30, 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Regina Miller - meteorologist; (NWA Seal of Approval) weekday mornings and noon
  • Steve Newton - meteorologist; weekends

Sports team

  • K.C. Kantz - sports director; weeknights at 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Amy Gill - sports anchor; weekend evenings
  • Jacob Kaucher - Nittany Nation reporter

Reporters

  • Charlotte Ames - health reporter
  • Ashley Doerzbacher - general assignment reporter
  • Leah Kirstein - DuBois bureau reporter
  • Danielle Krout - general assignment reporter
  • Mallory Lane - Centre County reporter
  • Ben Manning - general assignment reporter

Former and current news teams[edit]

10 News This Morning (5AM to 7AM)
Female Anchor Male Anchor Weather Anchor Tenure
Carolyn Donaldson David Price Regina Miller 1997-June 1999
Carolyn Donaldson Jere Gish Regina Miller 1999
Carolyn Donaldson Jere Gish Josh Hodell 1999-2000
None Jere Gish Josh Hodell 2001
Amy Mearkle Jere Gish Josh Hodell 2001-2002
Amy Mearkle Patrick Schurr Josh Hodell 2002-2003
Amy Mearkle Patrick Schurr Brian Schroeder 2003-2007
WTAJ 10 News This Morning (5AM to 7AM)
Amy Mearkle Patrick Schurr Brian Schroeder 2007-2008
WTAJ News This Morning (5AM to 7AM)
Amy Mearkle Patrick Schurr Brian Schroeder 2008
Amy Mearkle Patrick Schurr Regina Miller 2008-2011
Patrick Schurr Regina Miller 2011-2012
Charlotte Ames Patrick Schurr Regina Miller 2012
Angie Koehle Patrick Schurr Regina Miller 2012–2013
Angie Koehle Regina Miller 2013–2014
Angie Koehle K.C. Kantz Regina Miller 2014–Present
10 News at Noon
Female Anchor Male Anchor Weather Anchor Tenure
Carolyn Donaldson David Price Don Schwenneker 1997-1999
Carolyn Donaldson Jere Gish Don Schwenneker 1999-2000
None Jere Gish Josh Hodell 2001
Amy Mearkle Jere Gish Josh Hodell 2001-2002
Amy Mearkle Patrick Schurr Josh Hodell 2002-2003
Amy Mearkle Patrick Schurr Brian Schroeder 2003-2007
WTAJ 10 News at Noon
Amy Mearkle Patrick Schurr Brian Schroeder 2007-2008
WTAJ News at Noon
Amy Mearkle Patrick Schurr Brian Schroeder 2008
Amy Mearkle Patrick Schurr Regina Miller 2008-2011
Patrick Schurr Regina Miller 2011-2012
Charlotte Ames Patrick Schurr Regina Miller 2012
Angie Koehle Patrick Schurr Regina Miller 2012–2013
Angie Koehle Regina Miller 2013–2014
Angie Koehle K.C. Kantz Regina Miller 2014–present
10 News at 5
Female Anchor Weather Anchor(s) Tenure
Gabrielle DeRose Don Schwenneker and Tom Casey 1998-2000
Carolyn Donaldson Tom Casey 2001
Carolyn Donaldson Joe Murgo and Tom Casey 2001
Carolyn Donaldson Joe Murgo 2001-2007
WTAJ 10 News at 5
Carolyn Donaldson Joe Murgo 2007-2008
WTAJ News at 5
Female Anchor Male Anchor Weather Anchor Tenure
Carolyn Donaldson None Joe Murgo 2008-2009
Carolyn Donaldson John Clay Joe Murgo 2009–Present
10 News at 5:30
Male Anchor Weather Anchor(s) Sports Anchor Tenure
Luke Michaels Don Schwenneker and Tom Casey Kellie Goodman 1995-1998
Chuck Ferrell Don Schwenneker and Tom Casey Kellie Goodman 1998-2000
Chuck Ferrell Tom Casey Kellie Goodman 2000-2001
Chuck Ferrell Joe Murgo and Tom Casey Kellie Goodman 2001
Chuck Ferrell Joe Murgo Kellie Goodman 2001-2005
John Clay Joe Murgo Kellie Goodman 2005-2007
WTAJ 10 News at 5:30
John Clay Joe Murgo Kellie Goodman 2007
John Clay Joe Murgo Nick Foley 2007-2008
WTAJ News at 5:30
Female Anchor Male Anchor Weather Anchor Sports Anchor Tenure
None John Clay Joe Murgo Nick Foley 2008-2009
Carolyn Donaldson John Clay Joe Murgo Nick Foley 2009–2012
Carolyn Donaldson John Clay Joe Murgo K.C. Kantz 2012–2014
Carolyn Donaldson John Clay Joe Murgo Amy Gill 2014–Present
10 News at 6 (6PM to 6:30PM)
Female Anchor Male Anchor Weather Anchor(s) Sports Anchor Tenure
Gabrielle DeRose Luke Michaels Don Schwenneker and Tom Casey Kellie Goodman 1995-1998
Gabrielle DeRose Chuck Ferrell Don Schwenneker and Tom Casey Kellie Goodman 1998-2000
Gabrielle DeRose Chuck Ferrell Tom Casey Kellie Goodman 2000
Carolyn Donaldson Chuck Ferrell Tom Casey Kellie Goodman 2001
Carolyn Donaldson Chuck Ferrell Joe Murgo and Tom Casey Kellie Goodman 2001
Carolyn Donaldson Chuck Ferrell Joe Murgo Kellie Goodman 2001-2005
Carolyn Donaldson John Clay Joe Murgo Kellie Goodman 2005-2007
WTAJ 10 News at 6 (6PM to 6:30PM)
Carolyn Donaldson John Clay Joe Murgo Kellie Goodman 2007
Carolyn Donaldson John Clay Joe Murgo Nick Foley 2007-2008
WTAJ News at 6 (6PM to 6:30PM)
Carolyn Donaldson John Clay Joe Murgo Nick Foley 2008–2012
Carolyn Donaldson John Clay Joe Murgo K.C. Kantz 2012–2014
Carolyn Donaldson John Clay Joe Murgo Amy Gill 2014–Present
10 News at 11 (11PM to 11:35PM)
Female Anchor Male Anchor Weather Anchor Sports Anchor Tenure
Gabrielle DeRose Luke Michaels Tom Casey Kellie Goodman 1995-1998
Gabrielle DeRose Chuck Ferrell Tom Casey Kellie Goodman 1998-2000
Carolyn Donaldson Chuck Ferrell Tom Casey Kellie Goodman 2001
Carolyn Donaldson Chuck Ferrell Joe Murgo Kellie Goodman 2001-2005
Carolyn Donaldson John Clay Joe Murgo Kellie Goodman 2005-2007
WTAJ 10 News at 11 (11PM to 11:35PM)
Carolyn Donaldson John Clay Joe Murgo Kellie Goodman 2007
Carolyn Donaldson John Clay Joe Murgo Nick Foley 2007-2008
WTAJ News at 11 (11PM to 11:35PM)
Carolyn Donaldson John Clay Joe Murgo Nick Foley 2008–2012
Carolyn Donaldson John Clay Joe Murgo K.C. Kantz 2012–2014
Carolyn Donaldson John Clay Joe Murgo Amy Gill 2014–Present
10 News Saturday Morning
Anchor Weather Anchor Tenure
David Price David Price 1995-1997
Jere Gish Jere Gish 1998-1999
Jennifer Goodwin Matt Otstot 1999-2000
Amy Mearkle Matt Otstot 2000
  • - Newscast was cancelled when Amy Mearkle moved to 10 News This Morning.
10 News at 6 Weekend
Anchor Weather Anchor Sports Anchor Tenure
Sandra Ali Josh Hodell Jeff Shurilla 1998-1999
Sandra Ali Matt Otstot Jeff Shurilla 1999-2000
Jennifer Goodwin Matt Otstot Jeff Shurilla 2000
Jennifer Goodwin Matt Otstot John Dabkovich 2001
Jennifer Goodwin Tom Casey John Dabkovich 2001-2006
WTAJ News at 6 Weekend
Andrew Capasso Brian Thompson Mike Mueller 2008-2009
Angie Koehle Brian Thompson K.C. Kantz  ?-2012
Ben Manning Steve Newton Amy Gill 2012-2013
Jim Madalinsky Steve Newton Amy Gill 2013–2014
Jim Madalinsky Steve Newton Jacob Kaucher 2014–present
10 News at 11 Weekend
Anchor Weather Anchor Sports Anchor Tenure
Sandra Ali Josh Hodell Jeff Shurilla -1998
Sandra Ali Matt Otstot Jeff Shurilla 1998-2000
Jennifer Goodwin Matt Otstot Jeff Shurilla 2000
Jennifer Goodwin Matt Otstot John Dabkovich 2001
Jennifer Goodwin Tom Casey John Dabkovich 2001-2006
WTAJ News at 11 (Weekend) [11PM to 11:35PM]
Andrew Capasso Brian Thompson Mike Mueller 2008-2009
Angie Koehle Brian Thompson K.C. Kantz  ?-2012
Ben Manning Steve Newton Amy Gill 2012-2013
Jim Madalinsky Steve Newton Amy Gill 2013–2014
Jim Madalinsky Steve Newton Jacob Kaucher 2014–present

Former on-air staff[edit]

  • David Price - 1995-1999 - Started as a reporter. Became 10 News This Morning (5 AM- 7 AM) and 10 News at Noon Co-Anchor in 1997.
  • Chuck Ferrell - 1998-2005 - Anchor for 10 News at 5:30, and co-anchor of 10 News at 6 and 11. Now a partner at Newsroom Solutions.
  • Gabrielle DeRose - 1990-2001 - Anchored 10 News at 5, and co-anchored 10 News at 6 and 11 from 1994 until 2001.
  • Tom Casey - 1983-2006 - Was a weatherman for WTAJ 23 years. Semi-retired to weekend weather in 2001, and completely retired in 2006. Moved to Florida.
  • Don Schwenneker - 1995-2000 - Was Chief Meteorologist.
  • Kellie Goodman - 1993-2007 - Sports Director, sports anchor, and sports reporter until 2007.
  • Jere Gish - 1998- - Co-anchor of 10 News This Morning and at Noon.
  • Amy Mearkle - Formerly anchored weekday mornings and noon until 2011, as she now works at Delgrosso's as an advertising manager
  • Ron Klink - former announcer, later turned weather anchor (1976-1978; moved on to KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh until he was elected to Congress in 1992, where he served until he retired)
  • Larry Mendte - 1981-1982—anchor (was anchor at KYW-TV in Philadelphia until June 2008)
  • Big John Riley - staff announcer/on-air personality (carried the station from black and white into color; long loved by the community)
  • Mike Schneider - former sports anchor/weekend news anchor (1975-1976; spent several years at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, was working at WABC-TV in New York City when he became co-anchor of "ABC World News This Morning" as well as news reader for "Good Morning America" in 1989; moved from there to NBC's Saturday "Today Show" until he ran for Congress in the 1990s)
  • Patrick Van Horn - anchor (now an actor in Hollywood)
  • David Venable - 1989-1993- anchor (now a host for the home shopping network "QVC")
  • David Breimhurst - noon anchor 1979-1981 and 6 & 11 1981-1984 (now a reporter for WPVI-TV Philadelphia, using the name "David Henry")
  • Rich Noonan - anchor in the 1980s (later anchored at WTXF-TV in Philadelphia, WGCL-TV in Atlanta, runs Rich Noonan Productions in 2013)
  • Eric Rabe - anchor in the 1970s (later managed communications at Bell Atlantic/Verizon, senior advisor at Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania in 2013)
  • Lantz Hoffman - anchor, news director in the 1960s (later was top PR man at Penn State and Pennsylvania Game Commission, died in 1999)
  • Brian Thompson - weekend weather anchor (circa 2007-2012) [Now at Accuweather]
  • Sarah Switsak - Former Central PA Live Anchor, (2011 - 2013); Now an anchor at WSYM-TV in Lansing, Michigan
  • Kevin Flanigan - Former reporter at WTAJ for 27 years (1987 - 2014)

Trivia[edit]

  • In the 1977 film Slap Shot, a microphone bearing the mike flag of WTAJ (which at the time had a logo that featured a "10" in a circle) can be seen before the championship game. In this scene, sports anchor Jim Carr (Andrew Duncan) used a WTAJ mic when he interviewed one of the Charlestown Chiefs' players in the lockerroom. Slap Shot was filmed in Johnstown, which represented the fictitious city of Charlestown.
  • During the 1950s, the station carried a number of programs from the now-defunct DuMont Television Network. According to The Daily News, dating from July 30, 1954, the station showed Rocky King, Inside Detective, and Marge and Jeff. WFBG also aired Captain Video, The Goldbergs, and the Army-McCarthy Hearings that year.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Television Highlights". Cumberland Evening Times (Cumberland, MD). 1954-06-01. p. 21. 
  2. ^ "Capcities buys 9 Triangle outlets." Broadcasting, February 16, 1970, pg. 9. [1]
  3. ^ "Triangle spins off last seven stations." Broadcasting, December 6, 1971, pg. 38. [2]
  4. ^ "FCC grants approval of $16 million in Triangle transfers." Broadcasting, September 25, 1972, pg. 12. [3]
  5. ^ "End of an era." Broadcasting, November 6, 1972, pg. 36
  6. ^ https://www.comcast.com/Customers/Clu/ChannelLineup.ashx?print=1&CGID=2232
  7. ^ https://www.comcast.com/Customers/Clu/ChannelLineup.ashx?print=1&CGID=2228
  8. ^ http://wearecentralpa.com/fulltext-news?nxd_id=441702
  9. ^ http://wearecentralpa.com/fulltext?nxd_id=441762
  10. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WTAJ
  11. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  12. ^ WTAJ Johnstown Sets Hour News At 4 P.M., TVNewsCheck, August 29, 2011.
  13. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4WewWAfKrK8
  14. ^ "WTAJ-TV getting new HD look". Altoona Mirror. January 24, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  15. ^ Combs, Cody (January 31, 2013). "WTAJ Is Now In HD". WeAreCentralPA.com. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  16. ^ Tele-king ad with Tuesday April 28, 1953 WFBG program schedule
  17. ^ Tele-king ad with Thursday September 10, 1953 WFBG program schedule
  18. ^ WTAJ TV-10 Action News Nightbeat 1987
  19. ^ The WTAJ News Team

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